David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Ethics 7 (3):239-252 (2003)
This paper takes the form of aletter to fledgling democracies such asAlgeria, Turkey, and Iran. It explores thenature of democracy and argues that theequality of citizens requires that differentreligions be treated equally. It presents some``lessons'''' from United States constitutionalhistory which might be useful to fledglingdemocracies as they seek to achieve aseparation of church and state. Developing atheme first presented in ``A Third Principle ofJustice,'''' The Journal of Ethics 1 (1997),pp. 355–374, it argues that religious tolerationsometimes may require a heightened sensitivityto the needs of some religious associations. Itconcludes, however, that religious tolerationdoes not require a toleration of intolerantreligious extremists who pose a threat todemocracy.
|Keywords||democracy equality extremism religious associations Sandra O'Connor John Rawls Anthony Scalia toleration|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael W. Hickson (2013). Theodicy and Toleration in Bayle's Dictionary. Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (1):49-73.
Maria Rosa Antognazza (2002). Leibniz and Religious Toleration. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (4):601-622.
Girard Brenneman (2006). A Pragmatic Defense of Religious Exclusivism. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 8:13-18.
Jeff Spinner-Halev (2005). Hinduism, Christianity, and Liberal Religious Toleration. Political Theory 33 (1):28 - 57.
Micah Schwartzman (2005). The Relevance of Locke's Religious Arguments for Toleration. Political Theory 33 (5):678 - 705.
Brian Leiter (2012). Why Tolerate Religion? Princeton University Press.
Jürgen Habermas (2004). Religious Tolerance—the Pacemaker for Cultural Rights. Philosophy 79 (1):5-18.
Martha C. Nussbaum (2006). Radical Evil in the Lockean State: The Neglect of the Political Emotions. Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (2):159-178.
J. Judd Owen, Locke's Case for Religious Toleration: Its Neglected Foundation in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
Catriona McKinnon (2007). Democracy, Equality and Toleration. Journal of Ethics 11 (2):125 - 146.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #215,732 of 1,939,061 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #292,639 of 1,939,061 )
How can I increase my downloads?